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When We'll Be Sipping the New Brew

Feb. 3, 2016 - 4:30PM in The Brew

Yesterday was one of those days that just felt good. On the other end of a hard-fought victory—that was ultimately won by many people other than me—I got the privilege of sharing the awesome news: we’re getting a new cafeteria and ...

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Facing Our El Guapo

Feb. 2, 2016 - 4:45PM in Campus Cafe Reboot

My family likes to quote movies. And one of our oft-quoted favorites from the eighties is a little gem called Three Amigos. Surely you’ve seen it. You’re good people, after all. In it, three washed up silent film stars—Ned, Dusty, ...

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Love Hard Today (And Always)

Apr. 17, 2015 - 4:30PM

I have no right to author these words. To attempt to articulate the storm of emotion our campus is weathering today and will strain beneath for weeks, months, and years to come. Or to tearfully grasp at the depth of pain and disorientation that can ...

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Two Million Reasons Unrestricted is Awesome

Apr. 14, 2015 - 5:00PM

About eight months ago I wrote to you about donor intent—the idea that when a donor [let’s call him Jim] gives money [say $5,000] to OC with specific intent [Jim wants to build an outdoor garden for the biology department], the University...

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About the Author

Will Blanchard Will Blanchard ('07) serves as OC's Director of Advancement Operations and assists President John deSteiguer and Vice President Kent Allen as manager of the Thrive Campaign. Passionate about the Kingdom, the Eagles, and "living life to eleven," Will serves as a manager and copywriter on many Advancement efforts, including the OC Callout and Homeward. He and his wife, Amy ('09), and their lil' Eagles, Penny and Lincoln, live to play in Edmond. You can reach Will (and he'd consider it a pleasure) at or 405.425.5115.